Yesterday the China Environmental Quality Communiqué 2011 was released by the State Council Information Office. This communiqué is the first official document from Beijing that contains PM2.5 figures of Chinese cities.
However, one cannot help but notice that nothing is said in the communiqué in regards to solving China's air quality problems. China's air quality won't improve if it continues its current excessive coal consumption.
The MEP also responsed to questions about US Embassy's PM2.5 monitoring and disclosure. But what the government needs to start paying more attention to is saving the country's air quality, not their own face. The environmental authorities need to stop finger pointing and start taking actions that really address the issue.